This is one of my new favorite things, so we carted it all the way around the world.
My grandma is an amazing quilter & seamstress. Though I never picked up the quilting gene, I do remember many summers spent sewing lap blankets for local nursing homes, skirts and dresses and pajama pants, and teddy bears.
My mom gave me an idea a few years ago to collect fabric locally for my grandmother to make into a quilt.
Basically, I did all the fun things. It is one of my favorite adventures to wander in and out of fabric stores in the market, and it wasn’t hard to find a million fabrics I liked. I also found quite a few quilt patterns I loved, and mapped it out for my grandma on a color-coded piece of graph paper.
It turns out we were the perfect pair, because she said the planning was her least favorite part. I’m not sure how she likes the cutting and sewing and quilting, but it seems like the people that like the outside edge of brownies–you don’t have to understand it to love them for it!
She put together this absolutely gorgeous, huge quilt for us. It’s really stunning, and full of stories of my favorite fabric shops and the longyis and sarongs that color our world daily. I love seeing it in our room and being reminded of all the work my grandma put into each little stitch and square, while also being reminded of the place we love here!